This Is Windows Solitaire In 2016

Welcome to tonight’s instalment of “Game Ads For Dads”.

Actually, Granddads might be closer to the mark here. Good on Microsoft for trying to explain all this shit in a uniquely (for video games) clear and concise way, but the fact this promo takes two minutes to explain what’s going on—or needs explaining at all—is a sign of everything terrible about Microsoft’s platform and accounts branding.


At the risk of sounding like a granddad myself, things were better when they were simpler.

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs